Drug Court an Alternative to Jail Time for Some Offenders
About 40 people graduated last year from the treatment team of six in Marion County. If an addict works their way through the program they can have their charges completely erased. Counselors say they have about a 75 percent success rate, somehow.
"I feel like they just were not going to make it but there they were in that courtroom receiving that plaque,"said Tracey Kelly, substance abuse coordinator. "That's where my satisfaction comes from."
Drug Court students are often recruited right out of the Marion County Jail. Tuesday there was a statewide graduation as part of National Drug Court Month.
By Greg Bilazarian, WCJB TV20 News
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